Stray Dog

A stray dog, curious but reticent, sniffs a wall, a pole, watching, detached, wonders how that dating thing’s working? His own life’s reflected disinterest, disregard who cares, who gives a fuck Cupid never interrupted nor paid heed. A smile, a glance of guile and gullibility, the fear of giving, lost in losing, never receiving, never…Read more Stray Dog

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Work and the Loneliness Epidemic

There is good reason to be concerned about social connection in our current world. Loneliness is a growing health epidemic. We live in the most technologically connected age in the history of civilization, yet rates of loneliness have doubled since the 1980s. Today, over 40% of adults in America report feeling lonely, and research suggests…Read more Work and the Loneliness Epidemic

HIDDEN

  He tears the place apart. He feels drained and empty. She tells him he's selfish and pathetic. He refuses to believe her, dismisses her as a ranting, spiteful, jealous woman, bent on revenge. 'You can't feel anything," she screams. She's right, he knows, but his feelings aren't lost, they're hidden. Image: Addran - DeviantArt  …Read more HIDDEN

Walking the Human

In the paradox of social networks, the more cyber friends we make, the less social we become is apt and what seems novel now - human walking services - will be normal tomorrow. The Wildsound Poetry festival will post a performance of my poem, Social Fretwork ,soon, please look out for it and give me…Read more Walking the Human

Poem for Christmas© by Dermott Hayes

  I wandered, lonely, in a crowd, Amid bells of Christmas cheer, the hurried glug of festive beer. Suburban commuters hustling home, minds crammed with lists and bills, beggars’ eyes, homeless spirits, freezing, pleading, ‘see me'. A touch, a bump, a smile, a ‘sorry’, carol singers deck the halls with holly. In this breakneck world…Read more Poem for Christmas© by Dermott Hayes